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I used to love and wear this fragrance for quite a while but unfortunately it no longer smells the same. Something must have changed in the formula. I even compared the older bottle with the new one and it smells completely different, like a totally different perfume! It used to be fresh and sexy at the same time, now it just smells cheap and overly floral. There's no trace of white musk or any of the middle or base notes. Its lasting power is too weak and disappears in about an hour.Why did they keep the same name and bottle design when the fragrance has changed? (only the box is different)
This fragrance was given to me as a gift and, honestly, I didn't know what to expect as I had never heard of Carolina Herrera -after some google action I found her to be a well known fashion designer based in New York, and this particular fragrance was launched in 2002.
My verdict: I was pleasantly surprised....it has a light, subtle sweet fragrance....the smell actually reminded me of the sweets I use to buy from the local shops every week after school .....I can't remember the name of them.....but anyway it was a happy memory which put a smile on my face!!
With top notes of 'Bulgarian rose petals and red freesia', heart notes of 'flowering mandarin and orange blossom', base notes of 'sandalwood, vanilla and white musk'. I don't think I have ever come across a fragrance where I actually LOVED all the notes! I have to say I am not a huge vanilla fan, but in this I can't smell the vanilla. The most noticeable scents are the heart notes and the white musk which give it a warm sensual feel.
I don't usually check the prices of the gifts I receive but for this one I had to ....as I wanted to purchase it when it finished and I was amazed at the prices... prices ranged between £12 - £20 (these are online prices). For a fashion designer I thought it would have been way more but this is definitely a worthwhile buy and it is good value for money ..... I would even say you would be getting more for your money....;-)
The only disadvantage I could think of was the staying power... which was about 2 hours.....but at these prices....I am willing to overlook this....
****Carolina Herrera Chic Eau de Parfum Spray****
I received this perfume as a gift as i love perfumes. Just so you don't think that i am throwing away money on perfume all the time. Again it is someone i have never heard off so after trying the perfume i decided i wanted to find out more about the person and whether or not they had any more out.
Her first perfume came out in 1998 so she has been around for a while. Seems to be quite successful and now has several different fragrances out.
The bottle design is very modern and "chic".It is a very basic rectangle shape and quite slim. The bottle is mostly see through apart from the lid which is a brown colour and the writing with the name of the perfume along the bottle.
The ingredients in this are listed as mandarin flower, vanilla,white musk,red freesia amd bulgariian petals. I would therefore describe the overall smell as being like a blend of fresh cut flowers and woody base notes. When you first spray it you are hit with a mandarin and floral smell(the petals?) and the after smell is more like vanilla and white musk. The overall smell is quite unique even if you do find white musk and vanilla in a lot of perfumes(well the ones i buy anyway)
I didn't buy this myself but having looked online i have seen it costs £15.95 for the 50 ml. I think that this is quite cheap for a perfume.
Overall i would recommend this perfume to people in their 20S and 30S as it is quite a youthful scent. I think it would make a nice perfume to give as a gift as it is not a well known name and therefore it is quite unique.
This fragrance is absolutely and totally suited to me! I adore the rich undertones mingled with the lighter notes, but I would say that only a small amount is needed because it can become confused if too much is applied. The packaging is enticing - pinks and oranges - which really do reflect the actual fragrance itself. This is most definately a summer fragrance - a little bit orangey, a little bit spicy - and I would suggest it for a younger person (maybe 20s, 30s) as it is light, youthful and flirty. I have never experienced a Caroline Herrera fragrance before and I think this particular scent has broken down boundaries - it mixes happiness and warmth with seduction and femininity. I think it should be renamed Hope or similar because that it fitting!
A floral woody musk, Chic unfolds with Bulgarian rose petals and red freesia / Mandarin flower and orange flower combine to form the middle note and sandalwood, vanilla and white musk unite to form the sensual base /